Movie Review 

Movie Review – Brigadoon (1954)

Principal Cast : Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, Cyd Charisse, Elaine Stewart, Barry Jones, Hugh Laing, Albert Sharpe, Virgina Booster, Eddie Quillan, Jimmy Thompson, Tudor Owen, Owen McGiveney, Dee Turnell, Dodie Heath, Michael Dugan. Synopsis: Two Americans on a hunting trip in Scotland become lost. They encounter a small village, not on the map, called Brigadoon, in which people harbour a mysterious secret, and behave as if they were still living two hundred years in the past. ******** Finally, that reference in Four Weddings And A Funeral makes sense. A studio-bound…

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Film Classic Movie Review 

Movie Review – It’s A Wonderful Life

Principal Cast : James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers, Beulah Bondi, Ward Bond, Frank Faylen, Gloria Grahame, HB Warner, Frank Albertson, Todd Karns, Samuel S Hinds, Mary Treen, Virginia Patton, Charles Williams, Sarah Edwards, William Edmunds, Lillian Randolph, Argentina Brunetti, Bobby Anderson, Ronnie Ralph, Jean Gale, Danny Mummery, Frank Hagney, Carol Goomes, Karolyn Grimes, Larry Simms, Jimmy Hawkins. Synopsis: An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed. ********…

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Movie Review 

Movie Review – Chain Reaction

Principal Cast : Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Morgan Freeman, Fred Ward, Kevin Dunn, Brian Cox, Joanna Cassidy, Nicholas Rudall, Tzi Ma, Krysztof Pieczynski. Synopsis: Two researchers in a green alternative energy project are put on the run when they are framed for murder and treason. ******** Hidden beneath this mindless jumble of half-assed science and close-ups of a perpetually confused Keanu Reeves, Chain Reaction had the potential to actually be a pretty decent B-movie. A plot involving possible perpetual, almost limitless energy still resonates even to this day, and is…

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Charlie Chaplin Movie Review 

Movie Review – Triple Trouble (1918)

Principal Cast : Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Leo White, Billy Armstrong, James T Kelley, Bud Jamison, Wesley Ruggles, Albert Austin, ‘Snub’ Pollard. Synopsis: As Colonel Nutt is experimenting with explosives, a new janitor is joining his household. The inept janitor proceeds to make life difficult for the rest of staff. Meanwhile, a foreign agent arrives at the house in hopes of getting Col. Nutt’s latest invention. The inventor throws him out, so the agent then employs a thug to get the formula. When police head to the Nutt home to…

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Movie Review 

Movie Review – Escape From Alcatraz

Principal Cast : Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Fred Ward, Jack Thibeau, Larry Hankin, Frank Ronzio, Roberts Blossom, Paul Benjamin, Bruce M Fischer, Madison Arnold, Danny Glover. Synopsis: Alcatraz is the most secure prison of its time. It is believed that no one can ever escape from it, until three daring men make a possible successful attempt at escaping from one of the most infamous prisons in the world. ******** Hard-bitten gritty American icon Clint Eastwood takes on another hard-bitten, gritty icon in the infamous San Francisco-based penitentiary known as Alcatraz,…

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Movie Review – Angry Birds Movie 2, The

Principal Cast : Jason Sudeikis, Rachel Bloom, Leslie Jones, Josh Gad, Bill Hader, Danny McBride, Awkwafina, Sterling K Brown, Euginio Derbez, Peter Dinklage, Beck Bennett, Zach Woods, Pete Davidson, Lil Rel Howery, Dove Cameron, Nicki Minaj, Brooklyn Prince, Maya Rudolph, Tiffany Haddish, Colleen Ballinger, Tony Hale, Alex Hirsch. Synopsis: The flightless birds and scheming green pigs take their feud to the next level, when a third island is discovered hosting a weapon that could destroy their relatively peaceful existence. ******** In what must surely count as some kind of oversight,…

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Charlie Chaplin Movie Review 

Movie Review – Tramp, The (1915)

Principal Cast : Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Lloyd Bacon, Leo White, Bud Jamison, Ernest Van Pelt, Paddy Mcguire, Billy Armstrong. Synopsis: The Little Fellow finds the girl of his dreams and work on a family farm. ******** Made for the Essenay Studio and released in 1915, Charlie Chaplin’s The Tramp represented a cementing of the “little fellow’s” core traits and personality within the confines of his short reel big screen adventures. Although the character had appeared numerous times on screen before The Tramp came along, it has been the opinion…

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Movie Review Walt Disney Collection 

Movie Review – Lion King, The (2019)

Principal Cast : Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Seth Rogen, Alfre Woodard, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, John Kani, James Earl Jones, Florence Kasumba, Keegan-Michael Key, Eric Andre, John Oliver. Synopsis: After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery. ******** Disney’s animated classic The Lion King comes in for a “live action” recreation at the hands of studio muse Jon Favreau, the guy behind the original Iron Man, and more recently The Jungle Book. Taking what he learned on…

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Movie Review 

Movie Review – Between Two Ferns: The Movie

Principal Cast : Zack Galifianakis, Lauren Lupkus, Ryan Gaul, Jiavani Linayao, Edi Patterson, Rekha Shankar, Mary Scheer, Mary Holland, Matt Besser, Phil Hendrie, Paul Rust, AD Miles, Blake Clarke, Will Ferrell, Mandell Maughan. Synopsis: Zach Galifianakis “dreamed of becoming a star. But when Will Ferrell discovered his public access TV show Between Two Ferns and uploaded it to Funny Or Die, Zach became a viral laughing stock. Now Zach and his crew are taking a road trip to complete a series of high-profile celebrity interviews and restore his reputation. ******** From his breakout role in The Hangover,…

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